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, tobin, workers point out it's hard to live on $16,000 year in new york city, which is essentially what they're making. >> well, it's hard to live in new york city on 16,0 a month let me tell you. the bigger issue, this is a new york issue. if you look at the overall economy and overall states we're having stes move to right to work state. less unionization. and so, this is a new york centric prlem. you know, the issue of unions, this happens to be the most unionized labor force in the united states. so it sort of les it self-- they're doing themselves a disservice and if you look at the structure in europe where mcdonald's is very large, le mcdonald's hamburger is a dollar and a half more so that's really added labor costs. >> brenda: gary b, we're the not just talking about fast food, we've seen it at wal-mart, at airports, at the shping ports and they're flexing their muscles. >> absolutely, and they have the backing of the current administration, and i don't dismiss what jonas says that ions are going to these quote, unquote, highly skilled. i remember, i worked in a cardboard box f
their fights over wages to mcdonald's in new york city. from mickey d's to wal-mart to one of our nation's busiest airports to key shipping ports. big labor is flexing its big muscles after the election and gary b, you say it's a big problem for us, the consumers, how so? >> absolutely, brenda, look, everyone should realize what unions are, unions are a little monopoly in the company and exercising the the monopoly powers, raise the rates and this days the wages for their employees through an unsustainable level. so what the employees have to do is pass those costs on to the consumer. you know, you just have to ask, brenda, where have unions made an industry more competitive? i can think of examples where they haven't, airlines, steel, auto, across the board, governments they put out of business, if even can argue they've made it more competitive. i'd stand upor unions and i can't find an example. >> prices have ge up in all of those industries and you say, fast foods, too cheap? >> yeah, i mean, i'll tell you what, i don't actually believe that we'll see unions at the fast food restaura
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